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Meaning of O'Higgins

O'Hig•gins

Pronunciation: (ō-hig'inz Sp. ô-ē'gēns), [key]
— n.
  1. (Marqués de Osorno), 1720?–1801, Irish soldier and administrator in South America.
  2. his son,(Liberator of Chile), 1778–1842, Chilean general and statesman.
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